Documented Swims

MSF Documented Swims: a service to document, review, publish, and ratify independent* open-water marathon swims.

MSF Documented Swims are a widely recognized gold standard, having ratified some of the most important marathon swims in recent history, including Sarah Thomas' Lake Powell swim (longest-ever unassisted open water swim), Chloe McCardel's Bahamas swim (longest-ever unassisted ocean swim), and Craig Lenning's swim from the Farallon Islands (the first since 1967).

Each MSF Documented Swim undergoes rigorous review, and we only publish swims that meet the highest standards of integrity, thoroughness, and adherence to standard marathon swimming rules and conduct.

Don't let your swim be lost to history! To submit a Documented Swim:

* An "independent" marathon swim is a swim in a body of water not governed by an existing local sanctioning organization (e.g., the CSA or CS&PF for English Channel swims).

Documented Swims - 2013

Date Swimmer Swim Location Documenter
Jul 26 Dave Van Mouwerik Lake Siljan Sweden D. Van Mouwerik & A. Hellgren

Documented Swims - 2014

Date Swimmer Swim Location Documenter
Jan 18 Anthony McCarley Pillsbury Sound triple crossing U.S. Virgin Islands Daniel Basick
Apr 18 Craig Lenning Farallon Islands to Muir Beach California, USA Evan Morrison
Jul 12 Joseph Locke Farallon Islands to Golden Gate Bridge California, USA Evan Morrison
Jul 22 Elliot Spaeder Lake Erie Pennsylvania, USA Josh Heynes
Jul 30 Elaine Howley Lake Pend Oreille Idaho, USA Andrew Malinak
Aug 26 Patti Bauernfeind Monterey Bay California, USA Michelle Macy
Sep 5 Kimberly Rutherford Monterey Bay California, USA Terri Schneider
Oct 20 Chloё McCardel Eleuthera to Nassau Bahamas David Barra & Brianne Yeats

2014 Documentation Review Panel


Documented Swims - 2015

Date Swimmer Swim Location Documenter
Jul 3 Sarah Thomas Flathead Lake Montana, USA Ryan Willis
Jul 3 Craig Lenning Flathead Lake Montana, USA May Spengler
Jul 15 Tita Llorens Mallorca Channel Spain Toni Huguet
Jul 22 Patricia Sener New York Bight New York, USA Rondi Davies
Jul 24 Grant Wentworth Nantucket Sound Massachusetts, USA Paul McQueeney
Aug 16 Dave Van Mouwerik Estero Bay California, USA Evan Morrison
Sep 19 Spencer Schneider Montauk Peninsula New York, USA Gary Husslein
Sep 27 Alan Morrison Brooklyn Bridge - Coney Island two-way New York, USA Rondi Davies

Documented Swims - 2016

Date Swimmer Swim Location Documenter
Feb 17 Jacques Tuset, Ned Denison, Jills Vanegas Île St Joseph to mainland French Guiana Bruce Foulquier, Michael McCabe
April 16 Scott Zornig Around Coronado Island California, USA Cherié Edborg
May 22 Scott Zornig Point Loma to Imperial Beach California, USA Cherié Edborg
Jun 18 David Dammerman Lake George New York, USA Deborah Roberts
Jul 5-6 Elaine Howley Lake Tahoe California and Nevada, USA Shannon House Keegan
Jul 8 Charlotte Brynn Skinner Island, Lake Memphremagog Vermont, USA and Quebec, Canada Phil White
Jul 11 Jaimie Monahan Around Absecon Island New Jersey, USA Sarah Watson
Jul 19 Charlotte Brynn Lake Memphremagog: Georgeville to Newport Vermont, USA and Quebec, Canada Phil White
Jul 22 Scott Kaloust Lake Tahoe California and Nevada, USA Dave Van Mouwerik
Jul 23 Sian Clement Bristol Channel Wales, United Kingdom Rebecca Owen
Jul 24 Charlotte Brynn Lake Memphremagog: Ile Ronde Vermont, USA and Quebec, Canada Phil White
Jul 31 Susan Lindstrom Lake Tahoe California and Nevada, USA Paul Lundgren
Aug 7 Jaimie Monahan Lake George New York, USA Janine Serell
Aug 9 Jennifer Dutton Lake George New York, USA Janine Serell
Aug 19 Ryan Nelson Lake Tahoe California and Nevada, USA Amy Gubser
Aug 20 Nemanja Spasojevic Lake Tahoe California and Nevada, USA Dave Van Mouwerik
Sep 7-8 Jaimie Monahan Lake Como Italy Janine Serell
Sep 19-20 Glen Falls Masters Lake George (relay) New York, USA Brady Stark
Sep 24 Jeff Miller St. John circumnavigation U.S. Virgin Islands Adam Thill
Oct 4-6 Sarah Thomas Lake Powell Utah and Arizona, USA Andrew Malinak, Suzie Dods
Dec 7 Tiffany McQueen Around Coronado Island California, USA Dan Simonelli

Documented Swims - 2017

Date Swimmer Swim Location Documenter
Jun 3 Zane Hodge Lake Chicot Arkansas, USA MJ Staples
Jun 11 Caroline Block Lake George New York, USA Betsy Block
Jun 19 Sherri Mason Lake Chautauqua New York, USA Cindy Nelson